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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Yes, unless one is James Bond, most situations that involve a dress watch, don't involve anything that would lead a watch easily getting scratched up or dinged. 

There's a bit in one of the novels - I forget which one - where Bond uses his Rolex as a knuckle duster. Gave me the heebie-jeebies when I read it.

My worst ding was my first on my first proper watch. About 3 months after I bought it I managed to connect my Reverso with some street furniture - I'm amazed I didn't break the crystal. Quite a ding in the grooved bit on the face, but not nearly as bad as I would have expected from the force of impact. It really bugged me but JLC managed to polish it out really well.
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post



There's a bit in one of the novels - I forget which one - where Bond uses his Rolex as a knuckle duster. Gave me the heebie-jeebies when I read it.



My worst ding was my first on my first proper watch. About 3 months after I bought it I managed to connect my Reverso with some street furniture - I'm amazed I didn't break the crystal. Quite a ding in the grooved bit on the face, but not nearly as bad as I would have expected from the force of impact. It really bugged me but JLC managed to polish it out really well.

 



Reversos are scratch magnets, but oh so beautiful nevertheless.
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

There's a bit in one of the novels - I forget which one - where Bond uses his Rolex as a knuckle duster. Gave me the heebie-jeebies when I read it.

Well, it _is_ a tool watch... been reading the original novels, so thanks for the TWAT tip smile.gif
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But more specifically as to why the Red Sub is so desirable...the simple answer....it's a damn good looking watch.

QFT.

Want!


Also +1000 to rnguy's Speedy + brown croc. That combination really looks great, my man.
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post


There's a bit in one of the novels - I forget which one - where Bond uses his Rolex as a knuckle duster. Gave me the heebie-jeebies when I read it.

My worst ding was my first on my first proper watch. About 3 months after I bought it I managed to connect my Reverso with some street furniture - I'm amazed I didn't break the crystal. Quite a ding in the grooved bit on the face, but not nearly as bad as I would have expected from the force of impact. It really bugged me but JLC managed to polish it out really well.

I believe the use of a Rolex as a "Knuckle duster" was in the novel, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."

 

Yes, dings do happen.  Many can be removed if not too deep, with little evidence of the mishap if done carefully.  However, it can't be done repeatedly or if its a really deep ding, otherwise the watch's distinct shape of the lugs or case can become distorted.  Glad to hear the injury to your JLC was not permanent.  I guess I'm not surprised to hear that a Reverso can survive a serious ding as we all know they were designed for polo. Cheers!

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Speaking of Rolex and "knuckle duster", here's a cool article I stumbled upon while researching the fact. It appears that in the last scene of Casino Royale, Bond (Craig) drops the knuckle duster move with the help of his trusty Omega SMP. I guess it was some kind of homage to the books, in a fun way!

Rumors have it that it was partially cut off during editing. I'll have to watch the movie (again - for literally the 20th time) to see this by myself!
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I wear and use my watches, cars, and other nice things.  I'm just very careful with my toys.  Its just how I'm "Wired."  I don't really think about it, its almost a part of my DNA.  It doesn't take away from my enjoyment of a watch, car or other item.  If someone is more carefree with their watches that's great.  It doesn't impact my life or bother me.  Conversely, if Wraith or I are more careful with our watches it shouldn't bother anyone who is less careful.

Like Dino, it's not something I consciously think about, I'm just naturally careful. It comes without thinking about it. Therefore, I'm able to enjoy life and all activities and things rarely happen to my watches, apart from the odd natural hairline here and there.

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Also, @TheWraith
 - I also first thought the chunky lugs would get in the way of actual wearability.  What a pleasant surprise to be so wrong, 'no, at least for our cases, given the shape of our wrists? 

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I have quite narrow wrists, so that was why I was initially a little concerned the chunky lugs would overpower, but that completely dissipated when I first tried the watch on. Just looks superb, looks like a natural part of the watch, doesn't overpower at all!
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